De Blasio Adds $35 Million to Snow Removal Budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio shovels snow
Bill de Blasio shoveling in front of his house. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor’s Office)

Snow removal costs keep piling up.

In his preliminary budget address this afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city is adding $35 million to the Sanitation Department’s budget to account for snow removal. Continue reading “De Blasio Adds $35 Million to Snow Removal Budget”

Cuomo and de Blasio Kick off Super Bowl Festivities in Times Square

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio in Times Square
Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio in Times Square

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio put their pre-K feud on hold to kick off another battle earlier this evening

The two–clad in matching scarves–paid a visit to Times Square to inaugurate the city’s Super Bowl Boulevard, a closed-off, 13-block stretch of Broadway dedicated to big game activities like a giant toboggan slide. Continue reading “Cuomo and de Blasio Kick off Super Bowl Festivities in Times Square”

New Council Begins Work by Overturning Bloomberg Vetoes

julissa New Council Begins Work by Overturning Bloomberg Vetoes
Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras at her first hearing as chair of the council’s Finance Committee. (Photo: Twitter/William Alatriste)

In three unanimous votes, the City Council committees on health, public safety and transportation began their terms by moving to overturn vetoes from former Mayor Bloomberg.

The committees, which met for the first time this afternoon since the city’s new elected officials took office, voted to move forward with Bloomberg-vetoed legislation including a law to create a citywide animal abuse registry, and laws that would require the NYPD to report more information regarding park crime statistics and hit-and-run accidents. Continue reading “New Council Begins Work by Overturning Bloomberg Vetoes”